Alaminos, Pangasinan

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Alaminos
Component City
City of Alaminos
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Official seal of Alaminos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Hundred Islander Capital of the World
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Alaminos
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Alaminos
Alaminos is located in Philippines
Alaminos
Alaminos
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.16028°N 119.98028°E / 16.16028; 119.98028Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.16028°N 119.98028°E / 16.16028; 119.98028
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1744
Cityhood March 28, 2001
Barangays 39
Government[1]
 • Mayor Arthur Celeste
 • Vice Mayor Anton Perez
 • Electorate 49,503 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 164.26 km2 (63.42 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 89,708
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2404
PSGC 015503000
Dialing code +63 (0)75
Income class 4th city income class
Revenue ₱ 436,194,824.58 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 8.61 (2012)[5]
Website www.alaminoscity.gov.ph

Alaminos, officially the City of Alaminos (Pangasinan: Siyudad na Alaminos; Ilocano: Ciudad ti Alaminos; Filipino: Lungsod ng Alaminos), is a fourth class city[6] in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It was named after Juan Alaminos y de Vivar, former Governor-General of the Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,708 people.[3] It is bounded by the municipalities of Sual, Bani, and Mabini.

Hundred Islands National Park, a tourism destination composed of +123 small islands, is located off the coast of Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison in the remote barangay of Dulacac on December 26, 1968.[7]

Alaminos was badly hit in May 2009 by Typhoon Emong which damaged a lot of houses in the city, including the roof of the main church. Due to this, several organizations had requested donations and aid to help in restoring the town back to its former self.

The Alaminos Airport is currently being built near the city to service the local area.[8]

Barangays[edit]

Alaminos City is politically subdivided into 39 barangays.[2]

  • Alos
  • Amandiego
  • Amangbangan
  • Balangobong
  • Balayang
  • Bisocol
  • Bolaney
  • Baleyadaan
  • Bued
  • Cabatuan
  • Cayucay
  • Dulacac
  • Inerangan
  • Landoc
  • Linmansangan
  • Lucap
  • Maawi
  • Macatiw
  • Magsaysay
  • Mona
  • Palamis
  • Pandan
  • Pangapisan
  • Poblacion
  • Pocal-Pocal
  • Pogo
  • Polo
  • Quibuar
  • Sabangan
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Maria
  • Tanaytay
  • Tangcarang
  • Tawintawin
  • Telbang
  • Victoria

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alaminos City
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 11,834 —    
1918 14,353 +1.29%
1939 19,960 +1.58%
1948 26,240 +3.09%
1960 30,250 +1.19%
1970 38,773 +2.51%
1975 42,496 +1.86%
1980 47,715 +2.34%
1990 59,363 +2.21%
1995 65,130 +1.75%
2000 73,448 +2.61%
2007 79,788 +1.15%
2010 85,025 +2.34%
2015 89,708 +1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10]


Festivals[edit]

The Galila Hundred Islands Festival is held from March 16 to March 21 every year.[11][12] Galila means “come” in the vernacular, and the festival includes the 100 Islands Adventure Race.

The Paraw Festival is the latest festival held in Alaminos City this year 2017. The paraw is a double outrigger sail boat native to the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is similar to a proa, but the paraw has two outriggers or katig.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alaminos City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(89.7)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23.5
(74.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 4.3
(0.169)
19.1
(0.752)
27.3
(1.075)
45.2
(1.78)
153.3
(6.035)
271.3
(10.681)
411.1
(16.185)
532
(20.94)
364.4
(14.346)
182.5
(7.185)
56.3
(2.217)
24.4
(0.961)
2,091.2
(82.326)
Average rainy days 3 2 3 5 14 17 22 23 21 13 7 4 134
Source: World Weather Online[13]

Churches[edit]

  • Calvary Lighthouse Ministry International
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Church of the Living God
  • Destiny Church
  • Iglesia ni Cristo
  • Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach
  • Jesus is Lord
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Market Place Christian Church
  • Miracle Life Fellowship International
  • Muslim Mosque
  • Palamis Baptist Church
  • St. Joseph Cathedral
  • United Methodist Church
  • Victory Church

Sister cities[edit]

Schools and Universities[edit]

  • A.I.E.
  • Great Plebeian College
  • Golden State Colleges
  • Pangasinan State University Alaminos City Campus
  • PASS College
  • STI College

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ News - Alaminos City, Philippines
  7. ^ Joma Sison recalls birth of CPP in Alaminos - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
  8. ^ http://positivenewsmedia.net/am2/publish/Tourism_24/Alaminos_City_finally_chosen_as_site_of_commercial_airport_in_Pangasinan.shtml
  9. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Galila Hundred Islands Festival
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=156309794402714&story_fbid=545859105447779
  13. ^ "Alaminos, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Alaminos donates goods in Marikina". Balita. September 2009. 

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